This is the bike that created the BMW cafe racer movement. There were many BMW race bikes in 1999 and a few half hearted efforts to make a BMW cafe bike but none ever brought the true sex appeal of a real British cafe racer to a BMW race bike. This bike was the inspiration for the Ducati Sport Classic series and the R9T BMW. Extensively modified to improve the handling and decrease the weight the bike won on the track and became the basis for many copies.